UCT GSB Customised Programmes are custom-designed to help organisations meet their own particular challenges. We understand that your training intervention needs to make a significant and relevant impact on your people's performance and move the bottom line. We will help you to think through the problems that you face and design the best solution, working closely with you to ensure that the intervention is precisely focused and aligned to your strategic goals.
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We support you from inception to delivery and follow up
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"Training has a big impact on personnel, especially if you have more than one person from a team on the programme at any time. The GSB understood this and we were able to adapt the programme around our requirements”
Indran Kistan, Regional Manager for Absa Private Banking
"We looked at quite a few offerings and many programmes were amazing but it was clear that the UCT GSB was the best. It is the only institution in Africa that had an executive education curriculum rated in the Top 100 business schools from around the world and that was important to us,"
Tracy Kemp, HR consultant for Protea Toyota, an independent car dealership in Cape Town
"The programme has given us some really excellent results and the momentum is so good that it's expanding into how we do team work sessions, how we handle organisational challenges and other issues. It was out-of-the-box and radically different from what we had before but really spot-on."
Natasja Muller, Training and Development Manager at Anglo Gold Ashanti
“Customised solutions are really about engaging closely with the client. That means lots of time talking with people that are in senior levels of the organisation, but also the delegates before they come onto the programme.”
- Dr Tim London, Head of Organisational Innovation & Senior Lecturer, UCT GSB
“We work and collaborate with the organisation to design and deliver the training intervention in the organisation ensuring high impact for the employees and ROI for the client and ensure that we solve the particular problem that they have.”
- Rayner Canning, Business Development Director, UCT GSB
“We are training leaders that can navigate all of the various complexities of a world being volatile, uncertain, complex.”
- Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education, UCT GSB
UCT GSB Customised Programmes are essentially co-created, adding to the richness and relevance of your training intervention.
Your dedicated support team will include:
The UCT GSB has a unique five-stage design process to create an effective intervention that caters to your specific learning and development needs.
We meet with you face-to-face to gain a full understanding of your organisation's business context and learning goals. Deliverables are defined and learning options reviewed. We will assign a dedicated support team consisting of a business developer, course convenor and programme manager.
We go away and conduct further research to gather stakeholder input and delve into the specific organisational challenges to be addressed. We will examine your business from a variety of perspectives and define key capability requirements.
We continue to work closely with you to co-design the programme. First, we define clear learning outcomes that are aligned to your business strategy and establish a best practice methodology to achieve these. Our programmes are designed to create the perfect balance between theoretical and applied learning and real-world challenges that relate learning back to your business context. Action learning techniques are employed to reinforce relevance.
In the classroom, we aim to inspire. Your programme will be a major learning and unlearning experience that provides participants with an opportunity to update their knowledge, acquire additional skills and develop the understanding required for an increasingly complex emerging market.
We identify the most appropriate people to present and facilitate your learning journey. The UCT GSB has the largest full-time faculty in Africa - and many of our academics are globally recognised. In addition, we have access to a wide-network of experienced practitioners and guest speakers who help to bring content alive.
Methods of instruction include lectures and case studies, syndicate group discussions on various assignments and an ongoing interchange of ideas with faculty and other participants which develops a useful network for the future.
We want to be sure that your learning intervention has had an impact on your organisation as much as you do. For that reason all our programmes are subject to a thorough evaluation and analysis and we will provide you with a client return on investment report at the conclusion of the process. Through this we identify strengths, potential refinements and opportunities for on-going professional development.
You can choose the place for delivery that works best for your organisation – whether it be at the UCT GSB's world-class Waterfront campus in Cape Town, our executive teaching facility in Johannesburg, or in-house. We are equipped to deliver off site and our footprint extends internationally.
Rayner Canning is the Director of Business Development at the UCT GSB. He is also responsible for a number of externally focused UCT GSB departments such as Admissions, Alumni Relations, Careers Services, Marketing and the UCT GSB's Executive training facility in Sandton, Johannesburg.VIEW PROFILE